To Beer or not to Beer
You are now in Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The sun is warm, you’ve swum in the Aegean, you can feel the breeze in your hair, everything is almost perfect, but something is missing… a glass of local wine. Or maybe a freezing cold beer! How about trying a Greek one for a change?
Yellow donkey is produced by a brewery in Santorini which opened its doors in 2011. It is blonde, slightly bitter and has citrus taste, which makes it ideal for a day on the beach! There are three other kinds of “Lagered Ales” as they are described: Red Donkey, Crazy Donkey and White Donkey.
Septem microbrewery was founded in 2009 in Evia. In Latin, its name means “seven”, the number that represents creation as it produces one beer for every day of the week. Septem aims in producing unique, unpasteurized beer, and it’s making a great job so far! It has been awarded multiple times in international competitions, including the gold medal in International Beer Challenge for “Sunday’s Honey Golden Ale“in 2012 and gold metal at Brussels Beer Challenge in 2012 for “Red Ale Mary Rose”. It is not very easy to find, but in case you do you should definitely try “Friday’s Pale Ale”. Cheers!
Nissos beers are produced in Tinos, another small island in the Cyclades. The Cyclades Microbrewery on Tinos opened its gates in 2012. You can have your choice out of only three labels: “Nissos Pilsner”, which was awarded a silver medal in European Beer Star competition in 2014, “Nissos Organic All-day” brewed with organic barley malt and the “7 Beaufort, Strong Dark Pilsner”, a robust beer with 7% alcohol.
Another beer made in Santorini, with local honey and citrus from Naxos island. It comes in four types: blonde, black, white and grey, all with 5% alcohol.
56 isles beer
Made in Paros, the 56 isles beer hit the market in 2016 and it is made of barley grown on the island. It is named in honor of all the 56 isles of the Cyclades.
Made in Elixi Microbrewery, Delphi beer is a blonde, double fermented beer characterized by its particularly aromatic taste and has won